Sign up for a dive course

Want to learn how to dive?

You can learn to dive in an Open Water dive course, take a refresher diving course or learn advanced scuba diving skills with one of our experienced dive instructors.

Find out about learning to dive and our Wellington dive courses.

Join the Dive Club

We try to dive a different site each week (so membership is a good way to learn where all the good dive sites are around Wellington).

Shore dives are held every Saturday morning & start at the shop at 9am.

Find out about joining the Dive Club.

Buying and Servicing Dive Gear

We have Wellington's largest air compressor giving the minimum wait for tank fills.

We also offer Air Cylinder Testing, Dive equipment hire, and New equipment for sale: We carry over 800 different stock items, including drysuits, wetsuits and semi drys, cylinders, spearfishing and free diving gear.

Check out our prices, brands and specials.

What’s New?

Poor Knights Trip Nov’17

The shops’ club (Is. Bay Bubbleheads) trip for 2017 is to The Poor Knights this year. It’s from 3-6 of November. They’ll also dive the ‘Waikato’. It’s from 3-6th of November. Trip was organised by Peter Hodge. No decision yet on the trip’s location for 2018, but the shop will be running a trip to […]

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Crayfish Winter Moult

If you are taking crayfish  you need to check they are not soft. The females are molting soon. If you are not sure how to tell the sex of a crayfish, click on https://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/fishing-rules/central-area-fishing-rules/ Once the females have moulted they will mate & move into egg phase. It is illegal to take female crayfish when […]

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$1,000.00 free equipment hire!

That’s what you get when you learn to dive with Island Bay Divers. Because we offer an optional extra eight dives on top of the four required for the Padi open water course. Four of these extra dives are specialty dives – each of two hours duration teaching you techniques in navigation, search & recovery, […]

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